The refined Camry has long been one of our top choices among family sedans. Predictable handling, good brakes, a smooth, quiet ride, and excellent reliability remain Camry hallmarks. Redesigned for 1997, the Camry only marginally improved over the well-regarded previous generation. The 2.2-liter four-cylinder is somewhat sluggish, but the 3.0-liter V6 is smooth and energetic.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"somewhat underpowered when towing or carrying a load with the smaller engine, but i never have a problem accelerating"

Anonymous, PA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"HAS THE HORSEPOWER TO GET UP AND GO IN NECESSARY SITUATIONS"

Marion K., NM (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Very comfortable to drive around in this vehicle."

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"For a car with 154,000 miles on it the engine runs very well, the car handles very responsively and the acceleration is more than adequate on the highways"

Walter M., FL (2001 Toyota Camry)

"It stops on a dime and accelerates immediately. The steering is very responsive and tight still at 1978,200 miles."

Anonymous, FL (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Speedy little devil"

M R., KS (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Very good acceleration. Handling is reliable."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Smooth acceleration and driving experience"

James M., GA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Great acceleration and good handling."

Anonymous, CO (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Best engineered car I've ever owned, just a pleasure to drive."

Gregory Y., ME (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Despite it being 17 years old, it drives and handles like a new one. I'm VERY happy with it!"

Tracy B., AL (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Still handles reasonably well and works great in snow."

Anonymous, NY (2001 Toyota Camry)

"When you get on the highway with it, it just wants to go."

Richard K., NJ (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Very good performance after almost 18 years."

Alan H., WA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"the 6 cyls gave me acceleration when I needed it for safety and comfort."

Nicholas R., CT (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Perky"

Jane K., NY (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Same as sienna"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"accelerates good & handles well"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"The V6 engine was a good choice. I've never had acceleration problems."

William S., GA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"It handles well. The V-6 is peppy and very smooth. It has been very reliable for many, many years."

Wilhelm K., MA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Handles like a sports car."

Carrie B., AZ (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Excellent"

Anonymous, NM (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Bad: Gutless acceleration. Has too much body lean in the corners. Factory seats are uncomfortable on long rides (not much low back support). Good: Ride is compliant and smooth."

Paul C., CO (2001 Toyota Camry)

"The acceleration is adequate but is slower than the Escape."

R E., VA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Easy to drive-due to its compact size. Accelerates decently."

Angelica O., CA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"It does everything I need or want just fine."

P T., NC (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Acceleration and handling have been good in highway traffic over the years with little drop off in performance."

Raymond B., MD (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Excellent acceleration and turning radius. Very peppy response, even though it's 16 years old."

Anonymous, TX (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Drives perfectly in all situations regardless of traffic, weather or other factors"

Anonymous, OR (2001 Toyota Camry)

"It handles well but is a 4 cylinder, so with the air conditioner running, it does not accelerate well"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"-the only parts needed:radiator (@200Km), brakes (usual wear), no replacement for broken window motor on driver's side. Still runs well on the state highways @70-80mph"

JO O., FL (2001 Toyota Camry)

"acceleration is poor"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Reliable transportation"

Anonymous, MA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Slightly under powered going up highway acceleration ramps."

Anonymous, MN (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Same as 2006!"

CARL J., NY (2001 Toyota Camry)

"See previous page."

BETTY C., IN (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Always have been able to depend on this car to perform in all types of weather--even a lot of heat. Only once had a problem with cold and then it was -40 below zero. I even had a problem"

Anonymous, WA (2001 Toyota Camry)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"pretty average for that year sedan. Seats are still comfortable after 18 years. noise can get a bit much when going 75mph+"

Anonymous, PA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"The seats are too soft and lack good support for thighs and back. We have to use lumbar seat cushions on long road trips b/c of the Camry's seats' lack of lumbar support."

Lorraine T., SC (2001 Toyota Camry)

"smooth ride, good handling in corners, quite interior, seats fairly comfortable"

Anonymous, UT (2001 Toyota Camry)

"rides quiet & smooth"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"It is well within the range of our expectations - not too noisy,comfortable ride, seats are okay."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"would like to be able to make the seat higher than it currently goes"

Anonymous, NY (2001 Toyota Camry)

"This car rides very smooth, has plenty of acceleration, seat is comfortable, plenty of leg and head room, looks great with original paint and interior and no rattles at all at 197,200 miles."

Anonymous, FL (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Even though this is an older car, it's a great car whether for driving around town or for longer trips. The seats are very comfortable, it handles well, and it offers a smooth, quiet ride."

Kinderly P., OR (2001 Toyota Camry)

"For the age of the car ride is smooth and even, very pleased with this car"

Walter M., FL (2001 Toyota Camry)

"It is still very quiet and comfortable even on long trips."

Anonymous, NC (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Leather seats are still very comfortable, no wear and tear at all, no audible noise anywhere, ride is more comfortable than it is riding in newer cars."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"The driver's seat frame is worn out after all these years. The seat is a little loose, and would need to be replaced to fix the issue."

Thomas T., OR (2001 Toyota Camry)

"comfortable ride, very little outside noise"

Marion K., NM (2001 Toyota Camry)

"For an older car, the vehicle has maintained a high degree of comfort."

Anonymous, FL (2001 Toyota Camry)

"For a 17 year old car it is surprisingly tight and rattle free."

Sam H., AL (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Driver seat has power controls. Very easy to get seat comfortable. This car is 17 years old, but drives and handles like a new one. I am VERY satisfied and happy with it. I have all recommended maintenance/oil changes done as needed. It is a very quiet car. Air conditioner/heater still works well. I plan to drive this car until the wheels fall off! Lol"

Tracy B., AL (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Seats are comfortable, easily adjusted"

Anonymous, NC (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Throughout the 17 years I enjoyed comfort and utility of leather seats, low noise level, acceleration of engine and its overall dependability its very low maintenance costs. I consider paying cash and avoiding finance charges and getting insurance discounts because of the safety record of this model as contributions to making this one of my best buys in all my 93 years."

Nicholas R., CT (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Comfortable seats"

Anonymous, MN (2001 Toyota Camry)

"It's a comfortable ride in all ways."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Rides good, very dependable and very quite"

Anonymous, WV (2001 Toyota Camry)

"I'm short and can't raise up the seat more. I only have one arm rest- would love to have one on each side. Seats don't have a lumbar adjustable."

Angelica O., CA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"For a 16 year old car it still has a solid feel to the road with no rattles or squeaks. Wish I could say the same for myself. It has lived up to the Camry standard and more. Gas and oil at this point......"

Marvin D., MO (2001 Toyota Camry)

"The front seats are too soft and lack lumbar support. They are not an asset when taking a long road trip. We have to use back support cushions when driving longer than 2 hours."

Lorraine T., SC (2001 Toyota Camry)

"4-door. easy entry-exit. spacious back seat"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Most comfortable car seating I have ever drove in. Very roomy, quiet and smooth driving. Very happy with the large trunk."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"very pleasant to drive,quiet.shocks a little bouncy"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"The seats, ride quality, and road noise are very good in this vehicle."

Anonymous, TX (2001 Toyota Camry)

"After almost 17 years, it's still very comfortable, quiet, and smooth."

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"fantastic, best vehicle Ive owned"

Clem M., BC (2001 Toyota Camry)

"After 16 years of riding, the seats are still quite comfortable and the ride quiet"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"leather [good quality] seats very comfortable, air works fine, ride is good."

Anonymous, WI (2001 Toyota Camry)

"smooth,quiet ride"

JUDY W., CA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"I am very tall, and leg room is poor"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Best car i ever owned. Ride is very quiet."

JOHN R., OH (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Had to replace the drivers seat three times. The frame keeps breaking."

Anonymous, UT (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Smooth ride; easy climate controls. Sits our family of 5 easily."

TOM R., CA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"My car is comfortable and I can count on getting to my destination without worries."

BRIAN S., OR (2001 Toyota Camry)

"The seats are a little low in the car ."

RICHARD H., AZ (2001 Toyota Camry)

"The front seats are not supportive and are too soft."

LORRAINE T., SC (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Very comfortable driving, lumbar support in front seats"

KEN K., TX (2001 Toyota Camry)

"It is smooth, comfortable, quiet, and easy to drive. After a drive of 700 miles I was ready to find a restaurant, explore the town and enjoy the sights. I wasn't tired at all."

Anonymous, CO (2001 Toyota Camry)

"The seating has always been very comfortable. Over 220,000 miles the AC, heater, radio--they've never given us any problems."

Anonymous, WA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Love it! Gallery edition!"

Anonymous, OR (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Very very comfortable ride"

Anonymous, PA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Have back problems Toyota seats most comfortable."

LAVETA W., OH (2001 Toyota Camry)

"the air/heating system is outstanding; always responsive to any change"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"The seats in the Camry are so poorly designed and not ergonomic that sitting in them for several years contributed to worsening my back problems. I would not recommend or purchase this vehicle again in spite of how good it is in other areas on account on the amount of pain it has caused me."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Low maintenance great car"

James M., GA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"It is dependable and did not have any machinal problems. The vehicle only required routine scheduled maintenance."

Anonymous, AZ (2001 Toyota Camry)

"I have never had a problem with this car. Paid for itself several times over."

Anonymous, CO (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Acceleration is very good when it ie needed"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Phenomenal vehicle. A pleasure to drive on long trips."

Anonymous, NJ (2001 Toyota Camry)

"It is good value for the money - a very reliable car"

Anonymous, AL (2001 Toyota Camry)

"WE bought the car 17 years ago, and it is still running very well."

Anonymous, FL (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Dependable, comfortable, good gas economy, safe, reliable, , seems willing to do it's job forever."

Anonymous, NC (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Having bought this almost 17 years ago and it's still on the road is pretty amazing."

Richard K., NJ (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Rarely anything goes wrong with the car...very reliable"

Jane K., NY (2001 Toyota Camry)

"This is the best car we have ever purchased. With over 322,000 miles on it would not hesitate to drive to Ohio again tomorrow (2600 miles one way)I know one of these days we will be forced to replace it. Thinking of a Rav 4."

Carrie B., AZ (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Very reliable - no problems in almost 18 years."

Alan H., WA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"16 years and no major problems speaks for itself."

Marvin D., MO (2001 Toyota Camry)

"The car is 15 years old with over 275,000 miles on and it still drives like a new car. The seats have worn down some but we could not have gotten a better car that we are still using."

Anonymous, NC (2001 Toyota Camry)

"This was in an accident when it had 180000 and was considered totalled by the insurance co. It still needs some minor body work done, but I kept the car, fixed it for $80 and have gotten another 100000 miles on it with only routine maintenance,"

P T., NC (2001 Toyota Camry)

"This car has been through practically everything and is still going strong."

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"16 years and 258,000 miles says it all. Only normal maintenance."

Walt J., FL (2001 Toyota Camry)

"It has been through a lot and it keeps going. Reliable transportation, very few problems."

Anonymous, IL (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Low frequency of repairs"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"It has been very reliable. I still have the original brakes and have not had to replace many major item (only struts). We certainly have gotten our money's worth!"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Best vehicle I've ever owned. Very dependable"

Anonymous, WV (2001 Toyota Camry)

"My Toyota is now an aged car, but it has been reliable, economical, well built--in other words, a good buy. The only disappointment is that the vinyl exterior aged a different color from the metal. After 16 years, radio tuning is erratic, especially in cold weather."

Joanne D., IN (2001 Toyota Camry)

"after nearly 168000 redouble free miles we love our Camry"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"I thought that I paid a good price (about $10,000) when I bought it from a Toyota dealer in 2006. But, over the years, I've spent about the same amount of money on parts, repairs, etc. at this same dealer. I don't know whether I really needed all the work done or whether or not I overpaid for it or both. I am a female who knows nothing about cars. So, I don't know if I was taken advantage of or not."

MARILYN L., PA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"-purchased new and for what I have put into it(mainly brakes,100K/200K tune ups and driver's window motor broken) The pick up is better than originally was at the start. Minimal care needed w/change of oil done every 3K miles. Comfortable to sit in w/back injury. My next car will be the same model."

JO O., FL (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Low maintenance costs"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"This car has been very reliable"

DAVID R., VA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Reasonable price new and low maintnace costs."

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"It last 15 years without any problem except routine maintenance. A great value"

HOWARD C., MA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"I purchased the car when it was 10 years old, yet it had only 27,000 actual miles and looked brand new, inside and out.. Ride is good, relatively quiet, handles well, acceleration is exceptional even with only 4 cylinders. It has been dependable, comfortable and economical. This is my third Toyota and so will be my next car, whenever that may be."

BETTY C., IN (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Same as 2006!"

CARL J., NY (2001 Toyota Camry)

"I have had this car for 15 years and have averaged less than $400 a year on maintenance for the past few years. I think that's AMAZING. The car is so reliable, I am loathe to upgrade to a newer car for fear it will cost me much more to maintain."

EARL L., NC (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Its a great car. Highly reliable. Rides well. Very few repairs"

JOSEPH R., MD (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Excellent value. This car is 15 years old. I recently had $1,600 in repairs (replaced the timing chain and other items). But for the miles on this vehicle (165K) and the length of time that I have owned it, it's still an excellent value."

CARL V., NY (2001 Toyota Camry)

"This car has given incredible service for 15 years."

Anonymous, MO (2001 Toyota Camry)

"240'000 and the still runs great"

Anonymous, SD (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Best car ever. I bought it used, and while it needed some wear and tear repair, it has never left me stranded. Great fuel economy, drives nice. Now has over 220K miles on it. It does not have any frills, no fancy electronics, with a manual transmission."

Anonymous, TX (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Extremely reliable, no rust, comfortable and next to no depreciation."

JOHN H., ON (2001 Toyota Camry)

"16 years old and still running. That's impressive."

Anonymous, NC (2001 Toyota Camry)

"This car has 260,000 miles on it and is still more mechanically tight then My daughter's 2007 Malibu. Yes some things are wearing out but the engine and tranny could easily do another 260, 000. Toyota builds great cars!!!!"

Anonymous, MN (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Reasonable interior space with balance in-dash and well-thought easy to reach layout. Lack of safety technology such as FLIR, auto-park, side objects detector, side/rear airbags, computerized in-dash info about car maintenance/service and accident prevention auto-stop."

JOHN A., WA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"It has had no mechanical repairs in 15 years. The driver's window had to be replaced. The check engine light stays on. Pretty good value!"

E W., VA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"The car has proven reliable with little routine maintenance. It is comfortable and as a 4 cylinder is a little behind on acceleration makes up by a higher gas mileage. The handling is reliable."

W P., NY (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Excellent total package"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"In 15 years, the only problems I"ve had was a leaky radiator."

Anonymous, OR (2001 Toyota Camry)

"repairs are infrequent compared to American cars that I have owned."

Anonymous, MA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"It has held it's value well over the years...it still looks good and is so very reliable"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"a good car for money"

JUDY W., CA (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Very reliable vehicle over the years and it still looks good."

VIRGINIA B., NC (2001 Toyota Camry)

"This is a very dependable auto. Only had one repair that was time consuming & costly."

Anonymous, OR (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Even with 140k miles, remarkably reliable."

Anonymous, MD (2001 Toyota Camry)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"two-toned sleek with finn & taillights on back-end."

Anonymous, WI (2001 Toyota Camry)

"Good looking car; FULL SIZE SPARE TIRE!!"

Anonymous, NC (2001 Toyota Camry)
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